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#Overfishing, Demand for #Sharks Drive Illegal #Dolphin Hunts in #Peru ~ both species #reproduce slowly!

#Overfishing, Demand for #Sharks Drive Illegal #Dolphin Hunts in #Peru ~ both species #reproduce slowly! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
In October, a graphic undercover video of dolphin hunting in Peru spurred outcries from around the world.
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13.1.14 ~ 

Overfishing doesn’t just shrink fish populations—they often don’t recover afterwards:  http://qz.com/166084/overfishing-doesnt-just-shrink-fish-populations-they-often-dont-recover-afterwards/
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#BritishMarineLife Spiny Spider #Crabs, Maja squinado ~ informative links also...

#BritishMarineLife   Spiny Spider #Crabs, Maja squinado ~ informative links also... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
BMLSS Information (Mystery solved RT @MayaPlass: @bugmanjones @wildlife_uk @Claire_Sell @SussexWildlife No more self-doubt...I am right!
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The #RossSea is the last large, intact #Marine #ecosystem left on earth! #DontExploit ....ever!

The #RossSea is the last large, intact #Marine #ecosystem left on earth! #DontExploit ....ever! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Ross Sea in Antarctica has been considered by many to be the world's only body of water not altered or damaged by humans.
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A more sobering discovery is that little if any of the ocean remains unaffected by fisheries, agricultural runoff, sewage, aqua culture and industry.

'The scariest estimates are that we've eaten our way through 90% of the world's top predatory fishes - tunas, groupers and sharks - since 1950. The most optimistic estimates aren't much better.'

 

Antarctic  'Climate Change' ::  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQmf8g_jxLM




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#Flood review details revealed ~ #WelshCoastline battered!

#Flood review details revealed ~ #WelshCoastline battered! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A review ordered following the recent storms will look at the impact of flooding and the state of Wales' coastal defences. (Welsh govt to review flood defences with clear eye on how climate change increasing flood risk.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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#Japanese #Whale hunt stopped, for now

#Japanese #Whale hunt stopped, for now | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
"After a 360-mile chase, The Sea Shepherd Fleet drove the Japanese whaling fleet’s factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, out of the Antarctic Treaty Zone," said the (Japanese whale hunt stopped, for now http://t.co/OxM2E8b3lG...
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@marcthevet If ur loving #spyinthepod pls #ff @CoveGuardians @SeaShepherds

@marcthevet If ur loving #spyinthepod pls #ff  @CoveGuardians @SeaShepherds | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
If ur loving #spyinthepod pls follow @SeaShepherd @CoveGuardians out protecting these beautiful animals #tweet4taiji http://t.co/QNiXoMzSOP
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Episode 1 >>>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03n2x1n

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#Microalgae May Help #Clean #Radioactive Pollution at #Fukushima + below...

#Microalgae May Help #Clean #Radioactive Pollution at #Fukushima + below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report
Microalgae May Help Clean Radioactive Pollution at Fukushima, Researchers Say
U.S. News & World Report
Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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11.1.14 ~ http://www.newsyaps.com/microalgae-aquatic-plants-can-help-clean-radioactive-pollution-at-fukushima/87644/

 

More info:  http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2011/04/11/alga-radioactive-strontium/#.Us-40NJdXVo

 

 

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#Dolphins #bats and the evolution of #echolocation

#Dolphins #bats and the evolution of #echolocation | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A dolphin swimming through the world’s oceans after fish, and a bat flying through the air with its membranous wings to catch insects or eat fruit: at first g (Dolphins, bats and the evolution of echolocation http://t.co/k6vvUQHvuN...
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#Wildlife #cops #bust black market #crab ring - KING5.com

#Wildlife #cops #bust black market #crab ring - KING5.com | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Wildlife cops bust black market crab ring
KING5.com
BLAINE, Wash.
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#Bottlenose #DolphinDrive January 9th 2014 in Sea Shepherd ~ #Pod of 60-70 endure a #nightmare !

#Bottlenose #DolphinDrive January 9th 2014 in Sea Shepherd ~ #Pod of 60-70 endure a #nightmare ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Bottlenose dolphin drive January 9th 2014 A massive Bottlenose pod of 60-70 dolphins was discovered far south of Taiji by the dolphin killers this (RT @wikileaks_forum: via @SeaShepherd - Bottlenose dolphin drive January 9th 2014 in Sea...
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Facebook page showing the horrors of Taiji :   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.274867925996778.1073741875.109164785900427&type=1

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#Save #BluefinTuna from #Overfishing ~ all we have to do is 'sign' thxu... #Oceans #ecosystems #environment

#Save #BluefinTuna from #Overfishing ~ all we have to do is 'sign' thxu... #Oceans #ecosystems #environment | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Save Bluefin Tuna from Overfishing http://t.co/SjURus8ymV
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#Money used to check for leaks at #landfill near Lake Marion running out ~ #Environment at risk! #ToxicWaste

#Money used to check for leaks at #landfill near Lake Marion running out ~ #Environment at risk! #ToxicWaste | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
With pollution monitoring funds drying up at a notorious Lake Marion landfill, state regulators are developing a plan that could depend on taxpayers to help replenish the money, which is needed to help prevent a leak.
Marian Locksley's insight:

The landfill site was established nearly four decades ago from an old kitty litter mine. It is located just a few football fields from Lake Marion, one of South Carolina’s most popular recreational reservoirs.


It once took toxic waste from across the Southeast before closing in 2000 after a court fight.



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#Dynamite #fishing threatens Cambodia's #Seahorses #Environment 08.01.2014

#Dynamite #fishing threatens Cambodia's #Seahorses  #Environment  08.01.2014 | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Destructive fishing practices have decimated the once abundant seahorse population in Cambodia. One organization has stepped in to save the fragile animals by boosting marine conservation and education.
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               Trawling nets and trash destroy the seahorses' habitat

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#Sailfish still #overfished ~ #NOAA 'Highly #migratorySpeciesDivision issued report...

#Sailfish still #overfished ~ #NOAA 'Highly #migratorySpeciesDivision issued report... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sailfish still overfished MiamiHerald.com When NOAA Fisheries' Highly Migratory Species Division issued its sailfish report last week, it took out the word, “possibly” as being too wishy-washy and stated sailfish were overfished and that...
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#SurveyData ~ #MarineResearch and #Conservation ~ Become #EcoDive Volunteer in #Meds

#SurveyData ~ #MarineResearch and #Conservation ~ Become #EcoDive Volunteer in #Meds | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Underwater marine research and recreational scuba diving, located on the Costa Brava close to the Medes marine reserve.

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#Rio's #Olympic #waters blighted by heavy #pollution ~ #decadesOfneglect

#Rio's #Olympic #waters blighted by heavy #pollution ~ #decadesOfneglect | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The BBC's Julia Carneiro in Rio de Janeiro says that it will be a race against time if the city's Guanabara Bay is to be free of pollution ahead of Olympic sailing competitions. (Rio's Olympic waters blighted by heavy pollution.
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#Herring return to bay #wildlife bonanza - #SanFranciscoBay ~ #Spawning

#Herring return to bay #wildlife bonanza - #SanFranciscoBay ~  #Spawning | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Herring return to bay - a human, wildlife bonanza San Francisco Chronicle Sea lions, porpoises and tens of thousands of birds are jockeying for position with fishermen this week as the annual herring run splashes into San...
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 10, 9:37 PM

We have had serious issues with larval survivorship in the Bay.  There have been numerous local stressors for herring (and realted species).  For example, the Cosco Busan oil spill had significant ecotoxicological impacts on neustonic fish larvae. 

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#Predicting #overfishing and #extinction threats in #multispecies #fisheries ~

Predicting overfishing and extinction threats in multispecies fisheries: http://t.co/Vny6fGzckJ
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We 'All' need to question our diet?  http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2014/01/09/20816-pacific-bigeye-tuna-go-without-strong-international-protections/

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#GoatIsland #Jamaica ~ #Mangroves #Environment #PortProject

#GoatIsland #Jamaica ~ #Mangroves #Environment #PortProject | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Massive port project on Jamaica's Goat Islands threatens livelihoods, wildlife; NGOs fight back. http://t.co/OaGd3MNjH7 @ecoindex
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Parchment speculates that public opinion has been partially influenced by previous development failures in Jamaica. In 2011, for example, Jamaica’s newest cruise ship port was opened in Falmouth, a coastal town on the north shore. To drum up local support, developers promised the local community that the port would bring new jobs and increased income from tourism. However, this has not been the case.


Tourists who arrive at the port tend to dine and shop at expensive international chains along the pier and go on excursions organized by the cruise lines, often having zero interaction with locally-owned businesses. In addition, construction of the port caused major damage to the coral reefs and mangroves around Falmouth. The communities of Portland Bight, fearing a parallel situation on the Goat Islands, remain skeptical of any economic benefits from the proposed transshipment hub.

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Government, Media #CoverUp #Fukushima Wave Hitting #US

Government, Media #CoverUp #Fukushima Wave Hitting #US | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Radiation hot spots are popping up around the US in the thousands of percentages, wildlife are dying along the coast -- yet government says it's fine.
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And these particles, according to Kaltofen, were already being found in Boston as far back as 2011.


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#NewZealand Greens celebrate #Ban #sharkfinning victory *

#NewZealand Greens celebrate #Ban #sharkfinning victory * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The decision to ban shark finning has been hailed as "a great victory" by the Green Party.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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The Government has decided to ban the practice and has tightened the timetable for eradicating shark finning in New Zealand waters.

 

22.11.13 ~      

New Zealand Marine Wildlife Under Threat – Part 2: Shark Finning  http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2013/11/22/new-zealand-marine-wildlife-under-threat-part-2-shark-finning-625

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#Russia accuses #Greenpeace of encouraging Senegal to seize trawler ~alleged #illegalFishing

#Russia accuses #Greenpeace of encouraging Senegal to seize trawler ~alleged #illegalFishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Russian official renews hostilities with Greenpeace over the seizure and detention of the Oleg Naydenov (#Russia accuses #Greenpeace of encouraging #Senegal to seize trawler http://t.co/NxrNWPmDmH...
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The Russian-owned trawler Oleg Naydenov moored in Dakar. The ship was boarded after it was accused of illegally fishing in Senegalese waters.


Greenpeace, which says it supports Senegal's move, denied strongly that it had had any contact with the Senegalese government. "These accusations are a way for the Russian government to avoid taking responsibility," said Ahmed Diame, Greenpeace Africa oceans campaigner.

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#Iceland to Ship #WhaleMeat to #Japan via #Norway ~ #AnimalWelfareInstitute #StopTheirPassage

Documents obtained by the Washington DC-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) show that Norway has begun to play a key role in Iceland’s massive exports of whale meat to Japan in defiance of international agreements.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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END Whaling in Iceland:  http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/get-involved/end-whaling-iceland?ms=KONDR140114005&cid=701F0000000QrpL&mailid=7715911&af=%2BBCRxL3F1eWq%2FRiE6H6lBUrgFYxifPAtTZ4mu3rSD8QLsq76SFke0eL9NOVsNwD6xljYA2lbRYbsjD4c1R%2FN4MFVNLRT0PIgQuDR7e9ZEDmn1f96EcUxsHP6LSe%2FsBxcFQz0OastqbTUgRns8yZgHRwl2ChQgqkc3BZoTbEsw5MJHeSu5zpY3xr%2FUHg8RAnvMjKBDgaCyzVzp4QZJOSR%2F0d753P%2F5caB%2FbA6YBgKIdo%3D&utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&spMailingID=7715911&spUserID=NTU1NjIzOTA1MAS2&spJobID=112766905&spReportId=MTEyNzY2OTA1S0

 

The Icelandic whaling firm Hvalur hf has run into difficulties getting shipments of whale meat to Japan; in early July 2013, six containers of fin whale meat from Iceland, destined for Japan on board the Cosco Pride container ship, became the focus of a peaceful protest by Greenpeace activists at the German port of Hamburg. Authorities removed the containers from the ship, which sailed on without them.

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#Save #Whales #Dolphins ~ Buy American #NRDC

#Save #Whales #Dolphins ~ Buy American  #NRDC | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
NRDC: Americans unwittingly consume foreign fish or fish products caught using techniques that needlessly kill a multitude of marine mammals each year.
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More than 650,000 whales and dolphins are killed or seriously injured every year by foreign fishing fleets.

Countries exporting fish to America are supposed to prove they use safer methods.

But for decades the US has failed to enforce this law.


That means whales and dolphins are at risk, and American fishermen who invest in safer methods have a disadvantage in the marketplace.

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#Whales #Dolphins Are Collateral Damage In Our Taste For Seafood ~ time to protect it 'all' *

#Whales #Dolphins Are Collateral Damage In Our Taste For Seafood ~ time to protect it 'all' * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Conservation groups are calling for tough import rules to push foreign fishermen to protect animals.
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Many marine mammals are killed by subsistence fishermen in Asia who string gill nets along the shore to catch fish — and whatever else happens into those nets.!

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